| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 | MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS. ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

The Maryland Terrapins and the Illinois Fighting Illini will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Memorial Stadium.

In their last action, Illinois was a 42-14 loser on the road against Cavaliers. They failed to cover the +10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Maryland:

Team record: 2-0 SU,2-0 ATS

Maryland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games

Maryland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Maryland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games

Illinois:

Team record: 1-2 SU,1-2 ATS

Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:

Maryland home to Kent State Saturday, September 25

Illinois at Purdue Saturday, September 25

The Maryland Terrapins head into this game 2-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Terrapins stepped onto the field against the Howard Bison and went home with a win by a final score of 62-0. Taulia Tagovailoa went 22/27 with 274 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 203.4 and ended the game with no picks. Roman Hemby led the offense in rushing for the Terrapins with 12 attempts for 45 yds (3.8 yards per carry). The Maryland Terrapins ran the ball a total of 49 times and accrued 227 yards, which earned them an average of 4.6 yards per attempt. For the game, they tallied 81 plays which totaled 574 yds. Maryland relinquished 12 completions on 31 tries for 80 yards, and a completion rate of 38.7%. Against the run, the Terrapins gave up 66 yards on 20 attempts, which averages out to 3.3 yards per run allowed.

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Illinois was an underdog against Virginia, and they come in as an underdog against the Terrapins as well. Maryland travels to Champaign and, according to WynnBET, Illinois is +240 on the moneyline. A $100 bet would net you $240 in profit.

The Terrapins aren’t huge favorites in the spread, though. They only have to give up 7.5 points to the Illini, which is going off at -110. So, if you put $100 on Illinois +7.5, you would net a profit of $90.91 if the Illini lose by fewer than eight points.

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This will be the second time that these teams have met, with Maryland taking the win in their first meeting in 2018. In this matchup, the (2-0) Maryland Terrapins face the (1-2) Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign, IL on Friday, September 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The game is scheduled to air on FS1.

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KEY INJURIES

MARYLAND

Gotay LB Upper Body

Out indefinitely

(09/08/2021)

Gotay will miss an undetermined period of time due to an upper-body injury.

ILLINOIS

Marquez Beason WR Hamstring

Ques Fri

(09/13/2021)

Beason has missed the previous two games due to a hamstring injury, and it is unclear if he will be available against Maryland on Friday.

MIke Epstein RB Undisclosed

Ques Fri

(09/13/2021)

Epstein was held out of the previous game due to a undisclosed issue, and it is unknown if he will be available Friday against Maryland.

Hart Jr.LB Leg

out for season

(09/03/2021)

Hart Jr. is hampered by a knee injury, and he is projected to miss the entire 2021 season.

LeitzseyDBUndisclosed

Ques Fri

(09/13/2021)

Leitzsey was absent from the previous contest due to an unknown issue, leaving his availability for Friday's showdown with Maryland in question.

PetersQBShoulder

Ques Fri

(09/13/2021)

Peters has missed the last three games due to a left shoulder injury, and it is up in the air if he will face Maryland on Friday.

Keith Randolph Jr.DL Leg

Ques Fri

(09/13/2021)

Randolph missed the last game with a leg injury, and it is undetermined if he will take the field on Friday versus Maryland.

Slaughter OL Ankle

out for season

(08/17/2021)

Slaughter suffered a fractured ankle and will miss the entire 2021 season.

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